Last week, two young Nigerian women lost their lives at the hands of violence. One case was 16-year-old Tina Ezekwe who was a victim of police brutality, the other was 22-year-old Uwaila Omozuwa who was sexually assaulted and murdered in Edo State. These two cases are a reminder of two of the biggest issues Nigerians face today, police brutality and sexual violence against women. It is important at times like these that we denounce these acts and commit everything we can to fight for those most susceptible to these forms of violence every day. Below are a list of organizations you can financially donate to who are working to fight against sexual violence against women in Nigeria. You can also dedicate your time by volunteering at these organizations if you’re in a better position to do so than support financially.
If you know of any organizations dedicated to working against police brutality, please send us a message on Twitter or via email, so we can include them.
We have identified three organizations working directly on the Uwa Omozuwa case in Edo.
CSO’s Coalition on Justice for Uwa
A group of Edo based NGOs including the Association Against Child Sexual and Gender-Based Violence, Caring Heart Initiative for Advocacy, Development and Empowerment and the Brave Heart Initiative for Youth and Women has collaborated to facilitate justice for Uwa and raise community consciousness in Edo State. You can donate to them at:
GTBank – Brave Heart Initiative for Youth and Women
The Mirabel Centre is a Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC) established and managed by Partnership for Justice (PJ) to provide holistic and high quality medical and psychosocial services to survivors of sexual assault and rape. These services are delivered to the clients in a professional and timely manner to help them overcome the trauma of rape and sexual assault. You can donate to them at:
Standard Chartered Bank – Account Name: Partnership for Justice
0001462896 (Naira Account)
0001462906 (Dollar Account)
Stand to End Rape Initiative
STER is a youth-led NGO advocating against sexual violence and supporting survivors with psychosocial services. Some services they currently deliver are Sexual and reproductive rights workshops, awareness seminars, sexual violence and abuse education, peer mentoring and providing therapy to survivors. You can donate to them via:
GTBank – Account Name: Stand to End Rape Initiative
0157148304 (Corporate Current Account)
0170900017 (Dollar Account)
0170899773 (Pounds Account)
0170900103 (Euro Account)
Sterling Bank – Account Name: Stand to End Rape Initiative
0031019036 (Current Account)
0031176274 (Dollar Account)
Women at Risk International Foundation
Women at Risk International Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to working against sexual assault, rape and human trafficking of young girls and women across Nigeria. The WARIF Centre also runs a rape crisis center that provides clinical and forensic medical services, psychological support, a 24-hour crisis helpline, legal support, and social welfare services to victims of sexual assault. You can donate to them via
GTBank Account Name: Women At Risk International Ltd
0232742469 (Naira Account)
0232742476 (Dollar Account)
The Consent Workshop
The Consent workshop is a youth-led grassroots movement aimed at deconstructing rape culture through consent education, raised awareness and provision of resources. They work within communities in Canada, Nigeria, and St Vincent and The Grenadines to break the silence of sexual abuse and foster a positive sex culture among youths.
Hands Off NG
Hands Off Initiative is an NGO working to address the systemic problem of rape, sexual abuse, harassment, and assault in our societies. They do their work by supporting survivors, speaking against rape, sexual assault, and gender-based violence through advocacy and campaigns and sponsoring sessions teaching consent at schools. You can donate via
0809175585 (Naira Account)